• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Christopher Nailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course introduces students to the process of developing an international business development plan for a real organisation (the client organisation). The students also make an oral presentation of their business plan to their client which provides feedback that is part of the assessment. The students also prepare a personal learning report which reviews how the course has added to their understanding of general management issues. The course gives students practice in managing a group project over an extended timeframe on behalf of a real client organisation and requires them to draw on all of the core disciplines of management from IBP Part A as well as an understanding of the international business environment and the challenges facing organisations that operate internationally. The course commences with a series of classroom lectures on principals and processes in dynamic project planning, interaction with client organisations and managing international business growth.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

MGMT8242 is the second part of the two-course capstone sequence for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The first part is MGMT7184 Integrated Business Project Part A. Upon successful completion of the requirements for these two courses, students will be able to:

  1. apply the skills and knowledge acquired through the MBA to practical management tasks;
  2. develop a comprehensive business plan for a new initiative, whether an entrepreneurial start-up venture or a new business initiative within an established corporation;
  3. work in multidisciplinary, cross-cultural teams, applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to business dilemmas, negotiating, communicating and contributing to the development of a substantial shared project; and,
  4. explain and illustrate the interrelation between external market opportunities, internal capabilities and corporate dynamics.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

See the course outline on the College courses page for the indicative assessment.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Management to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of IBP Part A.

You are expected to integrate the knowledge you have acquired in other core and elective MBA courses in the analysis and strategy development of your major IBP Part B projects. Specifically, you will find particularly useful for IBP Part B the concepts that are presented in courses such as: 

  • IBP Part A - Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership skills
  • Corporate strategy
  • Marketing
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Economics for business managers
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Managing in a Global Economy



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1867 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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